Frooti juice packets seized after contamination complaint

KATHMANDU: The Department of Food Technology and Quality Control has seized 2,000 cartons of Frooti juice packets from Satungal-based Dugar Food and Beverage Pvt Ltd and sent the samples to laboratory for further investigation.

A complaint was filed at the Department on Monday, seeking investigation, after finding some packets of the popular brand swollen in unnatural bulging shape after contamination.

A team comprising representatives of the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, the Department of Supply Management and Consumer Protection, the Kathmandu District Administration Office, the Metropolitan Police Circle in Thankot and the Forum for Protection of Consumers Rights Nepal had monitored the factory on Tuesday.

The team meanwhile directed the concerned distributors not to distribute the juice packets produced from June 6 to 25 until further notice.

The DFTQC also urged the consumers not to consume Frooti produced within that time frame.

It said stringent actions would be taken as per the Food Act 1967 if anyone was found selling and distributing the products.